"talent arbitrage" opportunities

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Hello everyone,

From the book Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman.

But how do we offer an intelligent tool like that for the half of the labor market not yet networked like LinkedIn professionals? That question is a reason LinkedIn’s cofounder Reid Hoffman is one of the main backers of the intelligent algorithm Opportunity@Work, headed by Auguste and Karan Chopra, which is trying to fix the lower end of the labor market, from whence LaShana Lewis emerged, and where there are even bigger “talent arbitrage” opportunities to be found.

arbitrage | Definition of arbitrage in English by Oxford Dictionaries
The simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in different markets or in derivative forms in order to take advantage of differing prices for the same asset.

I'm not sure what "talent arbitrage" opportunities are? Simply opportunities to find talented employees at the lower end of the labour market?

Thank you.
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  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    "talent arbitrage" = the arbitrage associated with talent (instead of, in your definition, financial matters)
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